BCCI CEO Rahul Johri not allowed to attend Special General Meeting

Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri was not allowed in the Special General Meeting (SGM) after the Supreme Court’s order of letting in only office-bearers

cricket Updated: Jul 26, 2017 19:51 IST
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Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri is not an office-bearer of the national cricket body. (BCCI)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), adhering strictly to the Supreme Court diktat of letting in only office-bearers, on Wednesday did not allow its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri to attend the Special General Meeting (SGM) here.

Along with Johri, the representatives Odisha and Punjab were debarred from the meeting as the representatives were not office-bearers.

As per the Supreme Court order, the ones eligible are president, vice president, secretary, joint/assistant Secretary and treasurer.

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It was learnt that Johri was told by Amitabh Choudhary that he along with all other BCCI employees should leave the meeting premises as SC order of July 24 states that only office-bearers should be attending the meeting.

While it is not a rule but a convention, a team of BCCI employees are always available for secretarial help during these meetings but a wary BCCI went straight by the book.

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“Johri is not an office bearer but a salaried employee of BCCI. While he attended all previous SGMs, we can’t take a chance this time as we have to honour SC order in letter and spirit. All employees were told by acting secretary that they have to leave the room,” a state unit representative, who did not wish to be named, told PTI.

It was learnt that Choudhary personally checked all the letters of authorisation brought by representatives so that there is no violation of apex court’s order.

First Published: Jul 26, 2017 19:51 IST